THE Setting division has requested President Rodrigo R. Duterte to increase the time period of the Boracay Inter-Company Process Power (BIATF) for yet another 12 months.
In a press launch on Friday, the Division of Setting and Pure Assets stated the BIATF submitted a signed decision to the President asking for the extension.
Setting Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, who chairs the BIATF, stated the time period extension will “enable the duty pressure to finish all its tasks which have been stalled because of the international well being emergency.”
The BIATF was created on Could 8, 2018, below Government Order (EO) No. 53 to guide the rehabilitation of the favored vacationer island that Mr. Duterte described to have changed into a “cesspool.” Boracay was closed to vacationers for six months.
The time period of the duty pressure was initially set to finish in 2020, however Mr. Duterte issued one other order extending it to Could 8, 2021.
“Now we have achieved a lot since this physique was created by our President… with the mission of guaranteeing the rehabilitation and ecological sustainability of Boracay Island after its degeneration right into a cesspool on account of a couple of many years of runaway and haphazard growth,” Mr. Cimatu stated.
The BIATF is presently co-chaired by the Division of Tourism and the Division of Inside and Native Authorities, with native officers and different stakeholders as members. — Angelica Y. Yang